Usage examples for anomaly

  1. There is besides another anomaly of the social system in the town of Ghat. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  2. In proportion as they ceased to do these things, the burden of their privileges appeared more oppressive, and their existence became an anomaly in proportion as they ceased to do these things." – The Ancien Regime by Charles Kingsley
  3. They're the greatest anomaly of our legal system. – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  4. Darwin, therefore, meets the evident anomaly by suggesting that the European species are supposed to possess some advantages as colonisers. – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  5. The anomaly need not surprise us. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  6. But let us say no more about that: a midshipman with the prospect of eight thousand pounds a year is an anomaly which the service cannot admit, especially when that midshipman is resolved to take to himself a wife. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  7. This fruit is a perfect anomaly – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  8. Indeed, a deep mourning- dress at such a place is an unpleasant anomaly – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  9. What an anomaly he was! – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  10. The anomaly every day presented, of the young person who, knowing nothing, feeling nothing, and having nothing to communicate except the desire of communication, nevertheless rushes upon the stage, is felt to be absurd. – Shadows of the Stage by William Winter
  11. Long ago I touched lightly on the anomaly of Althea's character- her mid- Victorian sentimentality and softness, combined with her modern spirit of independence. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  12. The anomaly is sad, but it is not infrequent. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. The Anomaly went directly, and gazed into Little's face for some time. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  14. In the Carnia and on the Upper Isonzo one finds the anomaly of first- line trenches which are perfectly safe from attack. – Italy at War and the Allies in the West by E. Alexander Powell
  15. I pointed out this anomaly over and over again, and long before the war I described it in review articles. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  16. The explanation of this anomaly is that a marriage- flight is absolutely necessary with these species, and the males require great strength and size in order to carry the females through the air. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  17. The anomaly puzzled her. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  18. Leo declared that a female reign was an anomaly and an abomination, and took upon himself the onus of ending it, so far as Italy was concerned, by creating a new emperor of the West. – The Byzantine Empire by Charles William Chadwick Oman
  19. Larry was discovering that he was something of an anomaly – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  20. Seeing that Stransky was only a private, the officer frowned at the anomaly when a lieutenant was present, then smiled in a way that accorded the company parliamentary rights, which he thought that they had fully earned. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer